PL 2: Te Atua God (Year 5-6)

Overview: Achievement Objectives

There are a range of Ngā Whāinga Paetae Achievement Objectives (AOs) which are the essential areas of knowledge, and each AO must be covered over all the phases of learning. Teachers may choose how to group these, including making choices regarding effective integration into the wider school curriculum.

Ngā Kaupapa
Content Area
Phase of Learning: 2
Theme: Te Atua God
Touchstone: Oho Ake Inspired
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
People of God
Who can show me how to be?
Content Area Aims
• Grow in understanding of how Jesus shows me how to be, and how to serve God.
• Explore how Mary and other saints show me that I can be like Jesus.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Develop understanding that Jesus is
the model for all people, and develop understanding of what it means to be his disciple.
AO2 Grow in understanding that Saints live with God in heaven, they show us who God is, what God is asking of us, and how we can respond to God’s call.
AO3 Gain an understanding of the Sanctoral cycle within the Church’s Liturgical Year and plan and participate in celebrations of some saints’ feast days.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Grow in understanding of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a woman of whakapono, the model of Christian discipleship and patron Saint of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Identify the qualities and values that helped make Mary and the other Saints become holy people, of mana, and recognise how we can develop and live these qualities and values now.
AO6 Explain what is meant by the Communion of Saints and how we can be saints by living holy lives.
AO7 Investigate people who stood up for justice and truth because of their faith and recognise that making a stand can be difficult and often involves making sacrifices.
AO8 Identify ways the Saints are active in people’s lives and understand that we can ask Mary and the other Saints to speak to God on our behalf when we pray. (He tangata rongonui, ko wai rātou ki a koe?)
School Level AO
Te Kōhatu:

Oho Ake – Inspired
AO9 Identify and acknowledge that we are inspired on our spiritual journey by adults and children — often unexpectedly — and how to use the arts to celebrate a Saint who has been inspirational to our school community.